Two 24-hour Tube strikes will go forward subsequent week throughout the whole community as 10,000 staff stroll out in row over jobs, pensions and situations
- Hundreds of commuters may have their journeys within the capital disrupted subsequent Tuesday and Thursday (March 1 and three)
- 10,000 staff from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will stroll out, plunging the system into chaos
- The union claims London Underground has dragged its heels throughout the talks over jobs, pensions and situations
Strikes by London Underground (LU) staff are to go forward subsequent week after talks didn’t resolve a dispute over jobs, pensions and situations.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will stroll out subsequent Tuesday and Thursday (March 1 and three), threatening disruption to Tube companies throughout the capital.
The RMT mentioned throughout talks at conciliation service Acas that it set out a framework which may have enabled the union’s govt to think about a suspension of the motion.
The union claimed LU “dragged their heels” and blocked a path to progress.
In the course of the talks, the RMT mentioned LU confirmed its worst fears that “nothing is off the desk” by way of the menace to jobs, pensions, situations and security.
Commuters outdoors Oxford Circus Underground Station throughout a tube strike in 2015. A brand new strike subsequent week may trigger related scenes as folks try and get to and from work amid disruption attributable to the most recent strike
All the underground community is about to face disruption on March 1 and three when 10,000 staff go on strike. Pictured right here is Turnpike Lane tube station, on the Piccadilly Line, which was fully closed throughout a strike in December final 12 months.
RMT normal secretary Mick Lynch mentioned: “Our members might be taking strike motion subsequent week as a result of a monetary disaster at LU has been intentionally engineered by the Authorities to drive a cuts agenda which might savage jobs, companies, security and threaten working situations and pensions.
“The sheer scale of that menace was confirmed in talks.
“These are the exact same transport workers praised as heroes for carrying London by Covid for practically two years, typically at critical private threat, who now don’t have any choice however to strike to defend their livelihoods.
“The politicians must get up to the truth that transport workers is not going to pay the value for this cynically engineered disaster.
“Along with the strike motion RMT is co-ordinating a marketing campaign of resistance with colleagues from different unions impacted by this menace.”
Acas mentioned it remained in touch with the events.